Boy was I wrong.
I thought it would be fun to have a fantasy football league. So eight of us signed up at ESPN with a small amount of difficulty and awaited the beginning of the season.
And it all went downhill from there.
I am the league manager. Not because I really wanted to be but because I took the time to set-up the league.
Before week one I was already being accused of ‚Äúrigging‚Äù the game by Kris. Yet this league owner cannot pinpoint exactly what is wrong with the set-up. My husband was trying to be sneaky and stack his team with QBs since they score more points. He didn‚Äôt realize that you could only have one QB per active team.
Then came game one and a small Steelers party at our house. While most everyone was rooting for Mendenhall in overtime, Seth was yelling for him to stop short of the goal line. Jeff Reed is his kicker and he wanted the extra fantasy points.
Kris is still accusing me of rigging the game.
My dad is 0-3. And he is as horrible as a loser as he is a winner. Every week he whines. I should have played him … I should have dropped him. I just hope he wins at some point. Preferably before I have to play him.
At breakfast last Sunday he informed me that he looked up the Houston Chronicle to see what local sports writers were saying about one of his players. He also started listening to the Sirius fantasy football channel. And yet he still loses.
This week was especially hard for my dad because he lost to my co-worker Katie who, in all honesty, has no clue about fantasy football.
Katie cannot remember her login information. It took her a few weeks to remember Brett Farve was her QB. She forgot to make any adjustments before the draft.
Kris thinks the game is rigged.
Last Sunday I was sleeping when by phone went off. Seth secured his fantasy victory with Brandon Marshall. All week he has declared Marshall is his favorite player. (Don‚Äôt worry paper towel abuser, he will come back around).
At least there is Larry. He will probably win the entire league since his bench scores more points than my active roster. When I pointed out to him that he handed me my first loss this week he was surprised ‚Äî he had thought I won.
Kris continues to accuse me of rigging the game.
But the icing on the cake is when I told Seth I was writing this blog today he changed our nice lunch conversation to ‚Äúwaivers went off. I wonder who I got in waivers.‚Äù
So at the end of the day my dad is still losing, Seth‚Äôs alliances depend on his fantasy roster, ‚ÄúTeam Tap Out‚Äù still thinks it is rigged, Larry is still dominating and Katie is has no clue what is going on.
Oh I forgot about the Daniels couple. I am not sure if they even remember they are in the league.
And yes Kris is still accusing me of rigging the game.
So now I need to figure out what to do about my injured group of RBs and figure out if I should still hang on to Reggie Bush just in case he comes back this season. If I release him someone may pick him up and hold him. But with a broken leg will he even be 100 percent?
I‚Äôll admit I am a bit of a monster too.
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The monsters we create
Boy was I wrong.